Purging iTunes Music?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Oppressed, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Oppressed macrumors 65816

    Oppressed

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    So I'm running low on space on my MBA and I was wondering if there is an efficient way of removing mass amounts of music from iTunes, but not all of the music. Basically there is a ton of songs that I simply don't listen to any more, and most of which I can get on Spotify. At the same time I would like to just store these on an external hard drive.


    In short I want to separate my iTunes library, keep the files, and not have a bunch of (!) next to the removed songs.
     
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    Delete the files in iTunes, but choose not to move to Trash when prompted. Then move those songs to another storage device.

    Also, you can re-import those songs again if you wish and leave them in place by having iTunes not manage your files in preferences. You'll get the ! then when you're not home, but they will be available when you are.
     
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    If you are deleting them outright - I would say don't move them to an external drive and wait for iTunes match - then you can chuck them.
     

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